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Troubled Skies
Troubled Skies
figaro


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sea (not land) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-765UZ
Location: Hill Head, Hampshire, UK
Date: Jun 27, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2007

Taken at Hill Head beach on the south coast of England, a minute's walk from where I live. On Wednesday the whole country was hit by storms and heavy rainfall, resulting in terrible flooding in the North. In the evening I looked out of the window every so often, and when I saw these clouds I ran down to the beach and took as many photos as I could, getting my feet rather wet in the process!

Processing:

Mono conversion (channel mixer layer)
Curves layer
USM
NeatImage


Post-challenge: Really pleased with a new PB. Thank you for voting and especially thanks to those who commented. I did a lot of work on the conversion, and in the end I was really happy with it though I accept the sea was a little dark for some. Getting a 9 from hotpasta (whose recent ribbon-winning B&W is one of my favourites) made all the effort worthwhile in itself!

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 121
Avg (all users): 6.2000
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.4167
Views since voting: 754
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 225
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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12/06/2007 10:42:43 PM
A very intense b&w, a fine shot..................
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2007 06:06:58 AM
WOW!
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07/09/2007 02:48:49 AM
Very nice. A bit dark though. 6.
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07/09/2007 01:42:07 AM
Dramatic, and you did really well with making it dark but not too dark!
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07/09/2007 01:22:05 AM
Lovin' the clouds!
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07/07/2007 04:30:55 PM
Not enough contrast between sea and land (imo)
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07/06/2007 04:53:51 PM
What a great B&W?
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07/05/2007 08:24:09 PM
This is a really awesome b/w shot.
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07/05/2007 07:07:43 PM
Very pretty.
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07/05/2007 11:34:45 AM
I like the picture, but the ocean seems a little dark.
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07/05/2007 07:19:41 AM
nice!
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07/04/2007 01:41:47 PM
I might have liked it more in color
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07/04/2007 12:33:37 PM
Lovely!!!!
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07/04/2007 10:59:57 AM
Excellent sky but the main subject should be the sea so it gets downgraded a little because of that.
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07/04/2007 10:59:06 AM
horizon is all wrong. check out the rule of thirds.
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07/04/2007 07:07:57 AM
great drama...excellent b and w conversion...what a sky! 9
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07/04/2007 03:53:37 AM
Dramatic! Suits B&W.
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